Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Chemistry

Requirements include the Loyola Core Curriculum including the writing-intensive and language requirement, eleven chemistry courses totaling 35 credit hours, four physics courses totaling 8 credit hours, three mathematics courses totaling 11 hours. Chemistry 300 (Undergraduate Research) is strongly recommended. Credit hours earned in Chemistry 300 or Chemistry 380 do not count as elective hours satisfying the BS degree requirement.  Both CHEM 300 and 380 are required for Departmental honors.

Chemistry Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Chemistry 105 Chemical Principles 4
Chemistry 106 Basic Inorganic Chemistry 4
Chemistry 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
Chemistry 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
Chemistry 212 Elementary Quantitative Analysis Lecture 3
Chemistry 214 Elementary Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
Chemistry 301 Physical Chemistry I 3
Chemistry 302 Physical Chemistry II 3
Chemistry 303 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
Chemistry 314 Instrumental Analysis Lecture and Laboratory 4
Chemistry 340 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
TOTAL 35
Physics Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Physics 111k College Physics I 3
Physics 112k College Physics II 3
Physics 111L College Physics Laboratory I 1
Physics 112L College Physics Laboratory II 1
TOTAL 8
Math Courses RequiredCredit Hours
Math 161 Calculus I 4
Math 162 Calculus II 4
Stat 203 Statistics 3
TOTAL 11

Core requirements can be found at http://www.luc.edu/core/.

Please visit http://www.luc.edu/cas/academics_degreerequirements.shtml#college to view other CAS requirements.

For chemistry course descriptions, pre and co-requisite information, and math requirement information please visit http://www.luc.edu/chemistry/courses_undergrad.shtml.

All chemistry majors are assigned a chemistry faculty advisor. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis, at least twice a year, for assistance with your chemistry schedule, research possibilities, graduate school information and more. If you do not know who your advisor is please call the chemistry department at 773/508-3100 or come to the department office located in Flanner Hall room 125.